Iraqi policeman killed in Baghdad bombings

19:56, July 05, 2010      

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A policeman was killed and four others wounded in two bomb explosions in Baghdad on Monday, an Interior Ministry source said.

A policeman was killed and another wounded when a roadside bomb went off near their patrol in Baghdad's southeastern neighborhood of Zaafaraniyah, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

In a separate incident, three civilians were wounded in a bomb explosion at the al-Eilam district in southwestern Baghdad, the source said.

The blast also damaged several nearby civilian cars, shops and buildings, the source added.

Late on Sunday, five mortar shells landed on the heavily fortified Green Zone, which houses some of the Iraqi government offices and foreign embassies, including the U.S. one.

The mortar barrage occurred as U.S. Vice President Joe Biden was carrying out talks with Iraqi leaders about the country's political deadlock over forming a new government four months after the landmark parliamentary polls.

Source: Xinhua


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